December 30, 2011

Quick Hits: Crosby, Wisniewski, Morrow, Blues

Quick hits from around the league: Sidney Crosby will likely be out for an extended period of time. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette] James Wisniewski suffered a fractured left ankle when he was struck by a fired puck at in the Blue Jackets’ 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars [Thursday] in American Airlines Center. [The Columbus Dispatch] Brandon Morrow […]

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December 27, 2011

Potential Lightning Targets

UPDATE: The Tampa Bay Lightning are expected to be one of the busier clubs leading up to the trade deadline. But just because the desire to make a deal is there, doesn’t mean Steve Yzerman will end up on the receiving end of a suitable addition.’s Pierre LeBrun proposes the Lightning general manager could wait until the summer before cobbling a […]

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December 8, 2011

Interest In Brassard

1:14 PM According to Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, the Columbus Blue Jackets will trade Derick Brassard at some point: “Sooner or later, probably later, the Blue Jackets will trade Derick Brassard. His career has stalled, and his agent, Allan Walsh, has made a trade all but inevitable.” It’s not like there hasn’t been a fair amount of interest […]

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November 28, 2011

Bolts May Be Interested In Bernier

Last week we posted about the Columbus Blue Jackets being interested in Jonathan Bernier, and CBC’s Elliotte Friedman heard that the Los Angeles Kings were asking for forward Ryan Johansen in return. Bruce Garrioch writes that Tampa Bay Lighting GM Steve Yzerman may be eyeing goalies and he, too, may be targetting Bernier. If the Kings want a young forward in return, perhaps they’d part […]

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November 28, 2011

Tampa Bay Willing To Move Ohlund

The Tampa Bay Lightning at apparently willing to trade Mattias Ohlund, but they also want to add a blueliner according to Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch. Bruce writes, “Nobody is willing to eat his $3.607 million cap hit for three more seasons.” For that price, there may be better options on the trade market. But when the […]

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November 25, 2011

Tampa Bay Staying Put For Now

It is no secret that the Tampa Bay Lighting are struggling. Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune talked with Lightning GM Steve Yzerman about making a trade, and his response is below: “I never believe you do something just to do something,” Yzerman said. “You just try to make the team better, whether that’s through recalling somebody or […]

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November 23, 2011

NHL Injury Notes: Columbus, Downie, Ohlund, Sabres

Injury notes from around the league: According to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, it appears netminder Steve Mason only has a mild concussion, and isn’t expected to miss much time. Still, Allen York will serve as back-up to Curtis Sanford when the Blue Jackets visit the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday. St. Petersburg Times Damian Cristodero reports Steve Downie did not play in the third […]

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November 13, 2011

NHL Injury Notes: Penner, Miller, Tampa, Scandella, Kovalchuk, Kostitsyn

NHL injury notes from around the league: The Los Angeles Kings have placed forward Dustin Penner on the injured reserve list (retroactive to November 10) due to a hand injury, according to Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi. BuffaloNews reports Ryan Miller left after the second period on Saturday and did not return after getting hit by Boston’s […]

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November 10, 2011

Mattias Ritola Clears Unconditional Waivers

Mattias Ritola cleared unconditional waivers Wednesday, which paves the way for his contract to be terminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ritola was suspended two days ago for not reporting to club’s minor-league affiliate. “I guess I’m disappointed that things didn’t work out,” GM Steve Yzerman said. “First of all, he is a good young man and […]

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November 8, 2011

Tampa Bay Lightning Suspends Mattias Ritola

Earlier today we posted about Mattias Ritola being put on $125 waivers and The Tampa Bay Lightning have suspended him for not reporting to the club’s minor-league affiliate. Damian Cristodero from the St. Petersburg Times has more: Tampa Bay has also put him on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract. “I’ve spent almost four years in the minors,” said […]

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